By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was a United States Federal Government complex located at 200 N.W. 5th Street in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. The building was the target of the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995, which killed 168 people, including 19 children. The remains of the building were imploded a month after the attack, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial was built on the site. - Source: Wikipedia
A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco on Wednesday injured more than 160 and killed between five and 15 people, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and leveling buildings for blocks in every direction.
Jack Evans' proposed legislation that calls for "reasonable notice" of planned demonstrations in the District makes sense on several fronts.
Ed Kelley, a veteran journalist and award-winning editor and reporter, has been named the new editor of The Washington Times.
The successful strike against Osama bin Laden's Pakistan hide-out has rightfully made counterterrorism headlines in recent weeks. But while attention was focused overseas, an ominous set of incidents was occurring in Dallas, Houston, Washington and elsewhere during the first week of May. Letters containing vague references to al Qaeda and the FBI and laden with an off-white powder were mailed to schools. Public reaction to those events has ranged from general unawareness to concern on the part of parents and advancement of a bizarre conspiracy theory that this is a government plot designed as a prelude to immunizing children against anthrax.
Oklahoma City on Tuesday marked the 16th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the worst domestic terror attack in U.S. history and the deadliest on U.S. soil before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.